John set a transcontinental speed record for jet aircraft in 1957.
During his Friendship 7 flight, John said to Mission Control, "Zero-g and I feel fine!" When he flew on the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998, he made a point of saying the exact same thing shortly after lift-off.
During the Korean War, John got nicknamed "Magnet A**" by fellow pilots because he drew heavy fire on so many of his flights.
John received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
John has a high school named after him: John Glenn High School in Norwalk, California.
John's total time in space was nine days, two hours, and 39 minutes.
John was played by Ed Harris in the 1983 film The Right Stuff.
NASA's Glenn Research Center is named after him.
John has two children.
John is pulling double duty for the drama pilot Drift. The pilot is being made by Touchstone television for ABC's 2006/2007 season. John is both writer and Executive Producer.
John Glenn: I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.